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Poster: acetboy Date: Jun 2, 2006 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Vince gone

At least now he won't have to read all of the crap that is always being written about him.

Could Donna get a little peace before she goes?

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Poster: GumpyGuppy Date: Jun 7, 2006 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vince gone

that depends, is she gonna sing? :-)

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Poster: samson Date: Jun 2, 2006 8:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vince gone

Sad news. First show was in 92. Never saw anyone on the keys except Vince. Even though there are "better" years with the Dead, whenever I hear a show with Vince it brings back great memories of the shows I had made it to. When ever I hear them I feel like I am home.

I can honestly say that Vince will be missed and that a part of me has gone with him tonight.

Fare thee well...

This post was modified by samson on 2006-06-03 03:32:58

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Jun 3, 2006 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vince gone

it really is tragic...

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Jun 3, 2006 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vince gone

Vince went into semi-retirement after Garcia died. He wasn't in the mood to play music, for almost another year. Then we started hearing about the dity deeds behind the Grateful Dead scene. Read more about it at www.vincewelnick.com

Now it isn't such a shock that his own family even believes that suicide is possible according to the San Jose MERCURY's obituary...

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Jun 3, 2006 4:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vince gone

How very sad. I confess to not being a big Vince fan, though I thought there were some real standout moments early on that I still like to listen to..first time I saw them without Hornsby was at Albany in June of 92, and I though Vince stood out and I was encouraged
at how well he was doing. That was the last time I saw the Dead as it turned out..and now I listen to shows on here and elsewhere and see that he added a great deal to the music..no..he wasn't Brent..and Brent wasn't Keith and Keith wasn't Pigpen. Each brought their own to the band.

I'm saddened by what I read on the site mentioned here and his treatment by the rest of the band.


RIP Vince, and thank you for what you brought to this phenomenon known as The Grateful Dead.


Jim

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Poster: smagnolia Date: Jun 3, 2006 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vince gone

I will also admit to not being such a huge fan of Vince's but he was FAMILY! I am very sad to hear about bashing from Deadheads and his mistreatment by band members. Vince adored Jerry and Jerry him. That't the most important of all right now because well, they are together. I am so sorry for this tragedy.
Peace..................

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Poster: glenn Date: Jun 7, 2006 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vince gone

When Vince first got the job, he had a very scant knowlege of their music. The Dead picked him, apparently they thought he was worthy. He did a great job of immersing himself in their music and fitting himself into the keyboard slot, on the fly, working without a net.

I liked Vince a lot. I liked his interpretation of the music, liked his style, thought he was a very worthy member of my favorite band.

I can't give any respect to anyone who says he didn't do a GREAT job, or that he was in any way unworthy of respect with regards to his time with the Dead.

If there's a Rock and Roll heaven, well, just imagine it yourself.

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Poster: belmont27 Date: Jun 4, 2006 6:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vince gone

I saw alot of shows during the vince years. The guy was put in a hard spot in the bands history. Garcia's Health/Drug problems. Having to sit in with Bruce Hornsbey. I thought the guy did a great job considering the circumstances. I am feel very sad for his family and friends. The dead had seen better years as music group at that point. Vince got a lot of blame. It is just a real shame . He had a job to do and did it a good job. God bless. Maxwell

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